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80 year old woman intimidated into handing over £220 to rogue traders

helping hand

A £50 job turned into £220 with the 80 year old woman saying she felt intimidated by the rogue traders.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 5:06pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Revealed: Total cost of taking Jon Platt through the courts

money and calculator

The cost of taking Jon Platt - who refused on principle to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school during term time - through the Magistrates', High Court, Supreme Court and back to the Magistrates' court have now been revealed.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 2:59pm

By Sally Perry

Precautionary closure of West Wight Alpaca Farm

west wight alpacas

Although not confirmed, West Wight Alpacas say it's possible that a small number of their animals may have been exposed to a micro bacterium. OnTheWight has more detail.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:51pm

By Sally Perry

TITF report: Southern Vectis comes out well

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis have the monopoly on bus services on the Isle of Wight and having made a significant investment over recent years to is recognised "as one of the highest performing rural service providers”.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:31pm

By Sally Perry

TITF report: ‘Ensure Island Line remains part of franchised National Rail Network’

train at ryde station

Today's transport report has delivered a list of recommendations for Island Line including ensuring Island Line remains part of the franchised National Rail Network. Here's the detail and the reaction.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:55am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight MP states: Ferry companies prioritised shareholders over needs of Islanders (updated)

bob seely

The new Isle of Wight MP states that today's TITF report "provides evidence that the firms’ shareholders have been prioritised over the needs of Islanders."

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:28am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Transport Infrastructure Task Force (TITF): Important Isle of Wight transport review published

county hall and chris garnett

A year-long study of the the Isle of Wight's transport infrastructure, including the train line, bus service, ferries, the Medina River link and more. OnTheWight has the details of the Task Force recommendations.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:09am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Victoria and Abdul: Costumes now on display at Osborne (Film Trailer and HD photos)

Elaborate costumes worn by Dame Judi Dench (Queen Victoria)

Some of the costumes used in the upcoming film, Victoria and Abdul, are on display at Osborne House this summer. See the HD photos for a flavour of what to expect.

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 4:10pm

By Sally Perry

Video footage highlights ‘danger’ for pedestrians queuing for floating bridge

lorry having difficulty by floating bridge

A nuisance to road users because of delays and a danger to pedestrians are just some complaints made in relation to where foot passengers have to queue to use the floating bridge in East Cowes. Video footage taken yesterday illustrates those concerns.

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

MP against large scale housebuilding on the Isle of Wight

bob seely at regneration conference

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says he will campaign against large-scale house building to stop the Island from becoming a suburb of Portsmouth or Southampton.

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 11:37am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Council introduce curfew on floating bridge

floating bridge

The late night/early morning curfew has been introduced whilst "further work is undertaken to investigate noise complaints" say the council.

Monday, 24th July, 2017 3:16pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Get involved to ensure more plankton than plastic in our seas

plastic on beach

Surfers Against Sewage are calling on Islanders to "Join the Resistance against single-use plastics!" to help stop ocean plastic pollution.

Monday, 24th July, 2017 12:16pm

By Matt Harwood with one comment